Borneo Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Borneo

Just north of the Equator, Borneo is the planet’s third-largest island and enjoys a thoroughly tropical climate. The region’s range of cuisine varies from province to province. In Malaysia’s Sabah and Sarawak you’re likely to find a colourful amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European fare – hawker centres abound, kopitiam (coffee shops) are the order of the day and fine dining restaurants are an ever-growing specialty.

Meanwhile, in Brunei’s quadrant of the island you’re sure to come across many dining options beyond the petit city centre. Food offerings in the oil-rich emirate are somewhat similar to Malaysia’s choice of fare but specialties include chakoi (bite-sized churro) and cendol (a murky coconut beverage with green and brown jelly bits). Alternatively, Kalimantan’s Indonesian fare has a distinctly Malay flavour – Banjar food is relatively popular and the belauran (night market) stalls often see healthy crowds.

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Dining & Restaurants Guide

  • Borneo Food - What to Eat in Borneo

    What to Eat in Borneo

    Borneo is blessed with a rich variety of traditional food created by its many tribes and indigenous groups. They are Read More»

  • Sabah Dining

    Sabah Restaurants

    Located on Borneo’s north-western flank, Sabah is Malaysia’s east coast capital. The state has 30 ethnicities and among Read More»

  • Sarawak Restaurants

    Sarawak Restaurants

    Sarawak – the Land of the Hornbills – is known for its pepper produce, Bario rice, sago and pineapples. Read More»

  • Kalimantan Restaurants

    Kalimantan Restaurants

    Most expatriates spend their time in the restaurants of large hotels that dish out Western as well as local Indonesian Read More»

  • Labuan Restaurant

    Labuan Restaurant

    Choice Restaurant is a good bet for tasty authentic Indian meals – try the roti canai with fish-head curry and sambal. Read More»

  • chakoi

    Brunei Restaurant

    The only thing Bruneians love to do more than shop is to eat – most of the nation’s top noshes are, surprisingly, Read More»


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